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Map released: Thurs. October 17, 2019
Data valid: October 15, 2019 at 8 a.m. EDT

Intensity:

  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data

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The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.


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Potential Impacts

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CategoryImpact
D0 Creek flow is low
D1 More wildfires occur than normal
Wildlife search for water
D2 Cotton is stressed; supplemental hay for cattle begins
Burn bans expand
Hydroelectric power output decreases; energy cost is high
Ground is cracking, causing road damage
D3 Soybean yields are low
Burn bans are implemented
Surface water levels are low; boat ramps close
Home foundations and walls crack
D4  Fire danger increases

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